PERSONAL NOTE

Sick again.  Awaiting results of tests from my doctor.  Expect to be be back with you soon.   Neil

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  1. 1

    I will enlist “The Prayer Warriors” (Church of the Nazarene in Franklin Centre) to pray for you, and a return to good health.
    Best regards, We love you!
    Pat

  2. 2
    Robert Sapienza Says:

    Good thoughts and prayers sent your way for your speedy improvement! Take your time and get back to us asap.

  3. 3
    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    Dear Neil, my thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery

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    Janus Bellator Says:

    Get healthy again soon, Neil!

  5. 5

    Be well, Neil.

    As Peter Pan used to say: “Think lovely thoughts…”

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    Cate McB Says:

    Take your time & get well Neil!! Sending energy & prayers for you & Catherine!! Let the whole universe respond …

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    Barbara Says:

    Get well soon, Neil. As Cate wrote, take your time and take no corners.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you Neil…

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    Jim Says:

    Folks – Bad news. As many of you know Neil has been very ill for over 10 days. He was moved to a hospital this past Saturday. He was on life support up until yesterday.
    Yesterday he received the Last Rites of the Church. Neil is comatose. A committee of 6 of us together with the hospital authorities agreed that a Mandate Neil had drawn up should be enforced, that is, any life support system should be disconnected if his situation continued to deteriorate. Catharine is not living at home. She is taking everything in hand in good form. No one is answering the phones. Much work must be done by her support group. Neil is a very popular person. I am sending this message to you as blogmates on my own volition. If anyone would like to send a message, on this blog, to Neil, please feel free to do so. I will pass them on. More information will be published in the Gazette at a later date. I will let you know as soon as possible any additional information as it transpires. I hope I haven’t overstepped any bounds. God Bless.

  10. Thanks Jim, sad news indeed. This will leave a large void, Neil is much loved and respected, as is his wife Catherine.

    Please do extend my prayers and regards…

  11. 11

    Dearest Jim,
    I am so grateful for the news about Neil. It closes a chapter in my life when I listened to his talk show in the 80’s and was better informed and entertained for hours. Imagine my delight when I discovered his Blog on line and joined in.
    He will be missed but he’s not missing-he’ll be with his heavenly Father.
    Best regards to all,
    Pat

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    Cate McB Says:

    Jim,

    Thanks soooooo much for the update.

    God bless Neil!!!!!! He has done so much for so many!!!!!

    And please give my love to Catharine. Both of them are in my prayers, Cate

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    Barbara Says:

    My prayers for both Neil and Catharine. Give her a hug for me, Jim. I am grateful for your sharing this sad news.

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    T.C. Says:

    Sorry to hear this. Kind gentleman. Rest in peace, Neil.

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    Janus Bellator Says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this, Jim, but thank you for the updates. If you manage to see Neil, please tell him I’m thinking about him.. And Catherine, too, of course — she must be some kinda wonderful woman!

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    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    I am very sorry to hear this also. My prayers are with Neil and Catherine. Neil was such a blessing to me when he had his radio show Exchange with Neil McKenty.
    My life was enriched by him. And Catherine is a real lady.
    Thank you, Jim for the information.

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    Jim Says:

    Folks – Sorry to say that Neil passed away in a state of peace last night. At the present time it looks as if services will be held next Saturday. More later.

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    Karen Franzen Says:

    My prayers are also with Neil, his family and friends. Has anyone contacted CJAD? So many of their listeners are fans of Neil’s.

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    Michel (Mike) Soucy Says:

    Thanks Jim, for all you’ve done and are doing, please pass condolences from Lucille and I to Catherine and the family…

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    Donna Says:

    My condolences to Catherine and her family .

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    Janus Bellator Says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Jim. My sorrow to all who knew him on a more personal level. I will miss his presence here. He was a very nice man.

  22. 22
    Bruno Says:

    RIP Mr. McKenty.

  23. 23

    I just read that Neil has passsed away:

    http://themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1115

    We will miss you, Neil.

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    Jim Says:

    Folks – Catharine, her friend Clare, and I visited the Centre Funeraire Cote-des-Neiges a few hours ago. This building is actuallly right on CDN on the East side. The address is 4525 Cote-des-Neiges. The wake is from 5.30 to 9.00pm this Friiday, May 18th. The Service will be held the next day at 3.30pm same address. As the man said ‘He’s on his way to the promised land’

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    Jim Says:

    Folks – Update – For those of you who are concerned about Catharine in this trying time, as of today she is pacing herself quite well and is in good form. As we all know Catharine is a strong lady.

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    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Catherine. I am very grateful that I met the two of you.Neil was a very special person to me. I will remember him from the picture on the blog and from the parties at Suzanne Kell”s house and also from the blog itself as well as from Exchange at CJAD.
    I wish Catherine all God’s blessing and a lot of strength to get through the loss of her husband of many years. I am glad that she has a lot of friends that will be there for her.


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